Upcoming film will focus on Purdue alumni Neil Armstrong

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Hollywood is telling the story of one of Purdue University's most famous alumni.

Posted: Jun 12, 2018 8:28 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Hollywood is telling the story of one of Purdue University's most famous alumni.
"First Man" is a movie based on the book of the same title.

Ryan Gosling portrays Neil Armstrong in the film, which depicts the years leading up to the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. Purdue helped with research for the book and was able to answer questions when it came to clarification for the movie.

Purdue archivist Tracy Grimm says she has a feeling directors did not forget to mention Armstrong's alma mater in the film.

"They've contacted us about using a Purdue pennant and about using Neil's diploma. So, we'll see if those things end up in the movie," said Grimm.

Armstrong is a 1955 graduate of Purdue University. "First Man" is set for release in the United States on October 12th.

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